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Qayyum, Adnan, Ed.; Zawacki-Richter, Olaf, Ed. – SpringerBriefs in Open and Distance Education, 2018
This book describes the history, structure and institutions of open and distance education in six countries: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, the UK and the US. It discusses how open and distance education is evolving in a digital age to reflect the needs and circumstances of national higher education systems in these countries, and explores…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Open Education, Distance Education, Higher Education
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Latchem, Colin – SpringerBriefs in Open and Distance Education, 2018
This book is the first comprehensive account of developments in open and distance non-formal education in developing countries for over more than 20 years. It includes many instructive and inspiring examples of how international agencies such as UNESCO, FAO, WHO, UNICEF, USAID and the Commonwealth of Learning and national providers are using…
Descriptors: Open Education, Distance Education, Nonformal Education, Developing Nations
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Littlejohn, Allison; Hood, Nina – SpringerBriefs in Open and Distance Education, 2018
This book situates Massive Open Online Courses and open learning within a broader educational, economic and social context. It raises questions regarding whether Massive Open Online Courses effectively address demands to open up access to education by triggering a new education order, or merely represent reactionary and unimaginative responses to…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Technology Uses in Education, Online Courses, Open Education